Gold Piping?

Decorating By mangotango Updated 30 Sep 2009 , 6:24pm by nesweetcake

mangotango Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 10:26pm
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Hi there
just wanted to know how you can get the gold colour on the cake. For instance I tried to colour the gold buttons on a purse and I tried using the luster dust with spirit but am not getting the same effect. Is there another product out there that will give me a true gold ( and silver ) colour? Thanks so much: D

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CrankyCakes Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 11:22pm
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The only other thing I can think of is airbrushing them. Try mixing the luster dust with very little alcohol, making it more of a paste.

-Tubbs Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 1:45am
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Yes, you need to mix it into quite a thick liquid - almost a paste, then it will really show up. You may also need more than one coat - make sure the first is completely dry before re-coating.

catlharper Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 1:59am
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Sadly, to get a real gold color you will need to leave time to make several coats...the only way it works.

plbennett_8 Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 2:26am
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Or...if it does not Have to be edible, get the Highlighter dust and mix with Everclear... It comes out a real gold color... But, Highlighter is not considered "eatable"...

prterrell Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 5:02pm
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I have found that the gold luster dust "paint" shows up best on brown fondant!

shebaben Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 6:09pm
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Really??? brown fondant??? I never would have thought of that! Thanks for the great idea!

nesweetcake Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 6:24pm
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Also, per Nick Lodge, start with your fondant a kinda gold color, then your painting will be more true. For silver start with gray fondant. Hope this helps.

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